by Lara Means

TITLE: Kansas
AUTHOR: Lara Means
E-MAIL: larameansxf@earthlink.net
WEBSITE: http://larameansxf.tripod.com CLASSIFICATION: V
CHALLENGE: "Farscape" episode titles
WORD COUNT: 147, give or take
RATING: PG-13 (one use of the f-word)
ARCHIVE: NO to Gossamer, Spookys; I'll submit directly to both. YES to Ephemeral. YES to mailing list auto-archives. Anywhere else, please ASK. I'll say yes; I just like to know where the kids are at the end of the day.

DISCLAIMER: I don't own them. Heck, I don't even own my name. It all belongs to 20th Century Fox. No infringement intended.

SPOILERS: Nothing Important Happened Today.

SUMMARY: Life on the run ain't all it's cracked up to be.

AUTHOR'S NOTE: Originally written for a "five-minute writing" exercise on e-muse, formerly ScullyFic. Refined a little for the "Farscape" episode titles challenge on the xf_drabble LJ community.

By Lara Means

I hate fucking Kansas.

It's flat. It's dry. It's boring. Nothing but cornfields as far as the eye can see.

I've had quite enough of cornfields, thank you very much.

It might be tolerable if the Royals were a decent baseball team. But even they're based on the Missouri side, aren't they?

Beyond the boredom, though... beyond the flat, dry, corn-filled land... there's the loneliness. God, the loneliness.

I never thought it would be like this. I was always a loner -- no, I was always independent. I never needed anyone, depended on anyone. I learned early on that I couldn't count on anyone but myself.

Until her.

Until Scully.

And now we're apart. The only person in the world I can truly count on, and I left her. Voluntarily, even.

Was it Kansas who did that song "Carry On My Wayward Son"? Or was it Boston?


Carry on my wayward son,
For there'll be peace when you are done Lay your weary head to rest
Now don't you cry no more

               "Carry On Wayward Son"
               written by Kerry Livgren, recorded by Kansas

And yes, the Kansas City Royals are based in Kansas City, Missouri. No offense to any Kansans or Royals fans out there. - LM

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